In spite of the international outrage following the arrest of Saudi Arabian writer Hamza Kashgari for blasphemous messages on Twitter, another man has been accused of committing apostasy on the social media site.
Saudi writer Hamza Kashgari has been deported to Saudi Arabia by authorities in Malaysia, in spite of pleas by human rights organizations not to send him back. Kashgari could face execution if Saudi finds him guilty of apostasy.
Kuala Lumpur -
When Saudi writer Hamza Kashgari was detained in Malaysia, he was en route to New Zealand where he hoped to be granted asylum. Malaysian sources confirmed Saudi requested an Interpol order to detain him.
Saudi Arabian writer Hamza Kashgari, 23, a columnist for the al-Bilad daily in Jeddah, was forced to flee the Kingdom for safety when a fatwa demanding his execution for blasphemy was issued earlier this week.